These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Sacramento For 2019


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Sacramento that are the real pits.

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Sacramento.
Worst Neighborhoods In Sacramento

Sacramento’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.

It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in Sacramento.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the country thanks in part to a strong economy and tons of entertainment, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Sacramento. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

So the question arises, which Sacramento neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Sacramento hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Sacramento area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although River Park ranks way above the rest.

We examined 113 of Sacramento’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Sacramento’s reputation.

Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Sacramento according to data:

  1. Granite Regional Park
  2. Village 5
  3. Parker Homes
  4. Ben Ali
  5. Village Green
  6. Wills Acres
  7. Old North Sacramento
  8. South Hagginwood
  9. Norwood Tech
  10. Cannon Industrial Park

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Sacramento for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Granite Regional Park looks to be the worst neighborhood in Sacramento.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Sacramento that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from worst to best.

Looking for places to avoid outside of the city? You can also check out the worst suburbs of Sacramento.

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How we determined the worst Sacramento hoods in 2019

To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what places have the least amount of those things. We threw the following criteria into this analysis in order to get the best, most complete results possible. We used this set of criteria for each neighborhood in Sacramento:

  • High unemployment (Less jobs)
  • Low median income (Less pay)
  • Low population density (No things to do)
  • Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)
  • High crime (Estimated)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Sacramento, California for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criteria into a “Worst Score”.

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the worst neighborhood of Sacramento.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Sacramento to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 113 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased. Hold on to your pants.

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Population: 114
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $32,800 (1st worst)
Median Income: $30,665 (12th worst)
More on Granite Regional Park:  Data

2. Village 5

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2
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Population: 504
Rank Last Year:
Median Home Value: $81,250 (8th worst)
Median Income: $40,180 (41st worst)

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3
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Population: 243
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $66,650 (5th worst)
Median Income: $37,078 (27th worst)
More on Parker Homes:  Data

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3
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Population: 992
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $154,500 (41st worst)
Median Income: $19,558 (2nd worst)
More on Ben Ali:  Data

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3
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Population: 205
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $35,500 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $40,147 (40th worst)
More on Village Green:  Data

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3
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Population: 1,025
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 8)
Median Home Value: $114,700 (13th worst)
Median Income: $22,946 (4th worst)
More on Wills Acres:  Data

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4
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Population: 3,865
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $72,080 (6th worst)
Median Income: $21,441 (3rd worst)
More on Old North Sacramento:  Data

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4
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Population: 4,864
Rank Last Year: 26 (Up 18)
Median Home Value: $93,583 (10th worst)
Median Income: $31,452 (14th worst)
More on South Hagginwood:  Data

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4
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Population: 325
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 5)
Median Home Value: $155,800 (43rd worst)
Median Income: $33,750 (18th worst)
More on Norwood Tech:  Data

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4
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Population: 1,314
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 4)
Median Home Value: $131,067 (19th worst)
Median Income: $30,566 (10th worst)
More on Cannon Industrial Park:  Data

The ‘hoods around Sacramento that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Sacramento with Granite Regional Park landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Sacramento aren’t all bad. River Park takes the cake as the best place to live in Sacramento.

We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Sacramento For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Granite Regional Park 114 $32,800 $30,665
2 Village 5 504 $81,250 $40,180
3 Parker Homes 243 $66,650 $37,078
4 Ben Ali 992 $154,500 $19,558
5 Village Green 205 $35,500 $40,147
6 Wills Acres 1,025 $114,700 $22,946
7 Old North Sacramento 3,865 $72,080 $21,441
8 South Hagginwood 4,864 $93,583 $31,452
9 Norwood Tech 325 $155,800 $33,750
10 Cannon Industrial Park 1,314 $131,067 $30,566
11 Oak Knoll 688 $155,800 $33,750
12 Gardenland 3,078 $115,867 $38,578
13 Packard Bell 157 $47,900 $38,229
14 Florin Fruitridge Industrial Park 176 $47,900 $38,229
15 Noralto 3,224 $75,550 $36,905
16 South Oak Park 4,202 $116,725 $28,063
17 Natomas Crossing 2,897 $136,100 $37,451
18 Johnson Heights 668 $155,800 $33,750
19 Airport 2,740 $142,900 $43,839
20 South City Farms 905 $151,300 $30,595
21 Fruitridge Manor 5,258 $113,500 $32,624
22 Swanston Estates 1,857 $153,600 $42,650
23 Hagginwood 6,024 $150,440 $35,046
24 Woodlake 1,201 $146,050 $53,023
25 North Pointe 477 $169,200 $49,375
26 American River Parkway 1,938 $91,120 $48,352
27 East Del Paso Heights 4,183 $128,575 $35,487
28 River Gardens 1,602 $129,667 $53,245
29 Arden Fair 569 $164,400 $59,423
30 Strawberry Manor 2,662 $131,700 $30,982
31 Rp Sports Complex 3,130 $142,900 $66,831
32 North City Farms 4,216 $180,217 $39,123
33 Del Paso Heights 4,644 $133,500 $25,900
34 Erikson Industrial Park 644 $241,350 $50,356
35 Csus 2,029 $182,150 $34,534
36 Avondale 4,394 $189,700 $29,334
37 West Del Paso Heights 2,105 $139,750 $37,989
38 Southside Park 1,695 $334,580 $42,225
39 Richmond Grove 1,399 $401,800 $31,624
40 Raley Industrial Park 2,500 $146,333 $48,484
41 Central Oak Park 5,387 $154,117 $29,144
42 Pell-Main Industrial Park 1,500 $118,800 $42,531
43 Del Paso Park 1,232 $259,400 $56,339
44 Parkway 18,817 $138,067 $40,600
45 Golf Course Terrace 3,271 $184,800 $59,079
46 Upper Land Park 3,917 $271,475 $43,300
47 North Oak Park 4,037 $231,729 $37,825
48 Lawrence Park 1,858 $135,133 $39,603
49 Robla 6,966 $181,533 $53,471
50 Woodbine 3,098 $166,000 $28,352
51 Midtown 6,443 $288,880 $36,227
52 Glen Elder 2,867 $150,400 $34,232
53 Colonial Heights 1,544 $229,533 $51,909
54 Campus Commons 2,526 $175,775 $47,068
55 Meadowview 26,703 $180,454 $40,428
56 Richardson Village 2,032 $104,500 $45,091
57 Fairgrounds 671 $304,200 $13,846
58 Tahoe Park South 1,669 $225,033 $50,030
59 Old Sacramento 1,436 $218,967 $55,036
60 Mangan Park 1,282 $201,550 $44,536
61 Creekside 4,278 $142,020 $71,113
62 Norwood I-80 434 $132,600 $40,603
63 Mansion Flats 1,640 $305,667 $39,181
64 Tallac Village 2,058 $210,533 $44,926
65 Gateway Center 2,004 $153,900 $58,582
66 Poverty Ridge 1,662 $346,750 $50,354
67 Valley High-North Laguna 42,988 $190,876 $52,506
68 Freeport Manor 1,117 $200,900 $47,598
69 Marshall School 1,789 $439,500 $39,124
70 Village 14 257 $383,800 $101,667
71 Metro Center 810 $316,200 $79,219
72 Brentwood 2,342 $186,900 $39,834
73 Tahoe Park East 999 $223,650 $64,384
74 South Natomas 26,178 $190,531 $55,351
75 Colonial Village 3,286 $138,275 $46,160
76 Carelton Tract 1,402 $255,700 $40,253
77 West Tahoe Park 2,171 $213,200 $37,321
78 Glenwood Meadows 3,707 $148,550 $52,486
79 Village 2 3,083 $152,750 $66,646
80 Johnson Business Park 166 $292,100 $79,527
81 Hollywood Park 1,819 $271,800 $49,814
82 Gateway West 6,226 $273,200 $76,859
83 Northgate 3,726 $158,950 $53,106
84 College Glen 6,580 $287,250 $69,089
85 Valleyview Acres 177 $383,800 $101,667
86 Natomas Creek 2,512 $281,400 $83,958
87 Downtown 5,111 $290,400 $36,805
88 Medical Center 1,683 $280,750 $51,407
89 Z’berg Park 1,444 $302,000 $51,118
90 Boulevard Park 2,773 $478,825 $45,688
91 Tahoe Park 3,074 $235,580 $63,342
92 Newton Booth 2,180 $364,450 $57,274
93 Colonial Manor 4,295 $163,167 $51,015
94 Village 7 4,113 $327,567 $89,277
95 South East 5,004 $166,400 $43,022
96 Sierra Oaks 1,929 $334,000 $67,327
97 Village 11 5,194 $289,950 $85,226
98 Scc 349 $350,000 $68,250
99 Village 12 3,293 $312,260 $85,987
100 Land Park 8,312 $456,717 $88,895
101 Curtis Park 5,168 $426,425 $78,658
102 Greenhaven 8,820 $304,529 $61,923
103 Little Pocket 1,136 $396,100 $61,875
104 Elmhurst 1,680 $332,100 $74,005
105 New Era Park 2,075 $348,500 $56,568
106 South Land Park 13,331 $335,655 $65,685
107 Natomas Park 7,990 $285,950 $91,312
108 Westlake 1,289 $432,900 $103,309
109 Willowcreek 4,404 $303,200 $70,602
110 East Sacramento 19,319 $442,192 $92,923
111 Village 9 5,170 $329,467 $80,029
112 Pocket 25,569 $370,425 $82,751
113 River Park 3,282 $433,267 $100,793

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